February 24, 2018

PS4 Update 5.00 Beta Available Now

18 August 2017, 01:07 | Denise Dawson

PlayStation 4 system software 5.0 details revealed, 1080p 60fps Twitch and more

PS4 Firmware 5.0 Beta Rolls Out Today; Change Notification Colors, Message Improvements, Family on PSN, and More

Which of these new features will you benefit most from? Perhaps most interestingly, though, is Sony's insistence on charging 50¢ for the first time any North American user tries to set up an Adult account in order "to verify that you are an adult".

The following system language options on PS4 have been added with Update 5.0: Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Romanian, Thai and Vietnamese.

In addition, there's a new Custom Lists tab coming for Friend management that you can create and manage lists of friends from, like if you want to make a list for clans or friends from work or something to that effect, sending out invites to play all to the right group at once. This will allow families on PS4 an easier route to setting up PSN accounts for children and to customize parental control settings.

Sony has revealed the new features that will be arriving with the PS4 5.0 system update.

Family Manager, parents/guardians and child accounts: Each family on PSN will now have a Family Manager which can promote another adult in the family to be a parent or guardian which can customize parental control levels of each child account. When a live broadcast is linked to a community, the community button will appear on the Live from PlayStation section of the screen. Users will now be able to link their community to their live gameplay. Once a spectator clicks on the community button, they'll be able to jump directly to your community page to check out the details.

PlayStation 4 Pro: Twitch users will find the console supports 1080p 60fps streaming on Twitch.

Chelsea treating me like a criminal, says Costa
Meanwhile, Gareth Barry was set to undergo a medical at West Bromwich Albion yesterday ahead of a proposed move from Everton . Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is keen on signing Torino forward Andrea Belotti once Diego Costa leaves the club this summer.

Users can now share individual tracks in messages. This setting is off by default, so go to Settings Notifications to disable notifications and go uninterrupted during your videos. If they're on a mobile device, they can jump to the Spotify app to check it out. I'm stoked about disabling pop-ups during movies and TV shows.

If you're listening to a song you think a friend would like, you'll be able to send it to them via messages. Turning the setting off the pop-up notification will hide the message senders' online ID showing a generic user icon and message instead.

Lastly, you'll have the option to change the color of your pop-up notifications to either white (default) or black.

Notifications also has a tab in the Quick Menu, allowing faster access to download progress, missed party invites, messages and friend requests. Codenamed NOBUNAGA, it's out today for those who were selected to be a beta tester for the next major PS4 system update.

PlayStation VR now supports 5.1ch and 7.1ch virtual surround sound through your headphones when watching Blu-rays and DVDs in Cinematic Mode, making for an even more immersive viewing experience.

The Tournament system has also been overhauled, adding to it a new bracket viewer that illustrates Single and Double Elimination Tournaments, making easier to see current tournament standings.

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